American Red Cross Launches New CPR Station for all New York State Patron-Accessible Businesses

The American Red Cross announces the launch of a new CPR Station enabling all New York State businesses to be compliant with regulations mandating resuscitation equipment in all patron-accessible areas.

The American Red Cross announces the launch of a new CPR Station enabling New York businesses to be compliant with state regulations mandating resuscitation equipment in all patron-accessible areas.

Under NYCRR Title 10, Part 801, Availability of Resuscitation Equipment in Certain Public Places, all New York State businesses that have patron-accessible areas are required to have specific resuscitation equipment readily available. Businesses affected by this regulation include but are not limited to bars, service counters, host/hostess stations, registration desks and concession stands, health clubs, theaters, concert halls, auditoriums, martial arts studios, health spas and studios, gymnasiums, medical, dental and veterinary practices and all manner of restaurants.

With a price of only $24.95, the American Red Cross CPR Station helps these and all patron-accessible businesses to be compliant with Part 801 regulations quickly and affordably.

Developed by leading first aid manufacturer First Aid Only in Vancouver, Washington, the American Red Cross CPR Station contains the products and information specified in Part 801 including four resuscitation face shields that can be used with both adults and children, gloves, sanitary wipes and a disposable bag, clearly marked instructions and basic CPR instructions in English and Spanish. The ARC CPR Station is organized, easy to display and mount, and features the distinctive Red Cross logo as a sign of reassurance to patrons and employees alike.

“The Part 801 regulations have a significant impact on virtually every consumer business in New York State,” said Jerilyn Hickey, Director of Business Development for the American Red Cross Greater Buffalo Chapter. “Our goal with the American Red Cross CPR Station is to provide a highly cost-effective, full-featured solution that not only helps businesses be compliant with Part 801, but also fosters a greater awareness and knowledge of proper CPR to benefit all New York State.”

The product will be supported through awareness efforts of the New York State Restaurant Association, the New York State Department of Health, and through the American Red Cross. For more information on the American Red Cross CPR Station or to purchase a Station for your business, please contact your local American Red Cross Chapter. You can find the chapter nearest you online with the chapter locator at www.redcross.org.

Governed by volunteers and supported by community donations, the American Red Cross is a nationwide network of nearly 1,000 chapters and Blood Services regions dedicated to saving lives and helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Led by 1.2 million volunteers and 30,000 employees, the Red Cross annually mobilizes relief to families affected by more than 67,000 disasters, trains almost 12
million people in lifesaving skills and exchanges more than a million emergency messages for U.S. military service personnel and their families. The Red Cross is the largest supplier of blood and blood products to more than 3,000 hospitals across the nation and also assists victims of international disasters and conflicts at locations worldwide.

Founded by entrepreneur Mark Miller, First Aid Only has been an American Red Cross partner for more than a decade and is a leading manufacturer of first aid kits with a wide range of products spanning both the consumer and business markets. The core strengths of the company have been, and remain, innovation and commitment to quality and value. Founded in 1988, First Aid Only is a privately held company and operates from a 54,000 square foot facility in Vancouver, Washington. Further information can be found at www.firstaidonly.com.

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